Thursday, October 9, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 6

Here's what I got up to September 29 - October 5:

 A typical fall photo. Had to, obvs.

Got a Canadian care package in the mail from Toronto! Canadian snack food goodness ft. ketchup chips, Coffee Crisp and maple syrup (also, not photographed: dill pickle chips and Smarties)

Weekly bar trip: Houston Hall - defs recommend it! Chill vibes and awesome beer.  

 I covered Techweek NYC - check out my full coverage HERE & HERE

I've been on the hunt for the perfect fall hat and I found it! This one is from Topshop.

Friday night consisted of hitting up the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar at the Conrad Hotel, which was ah-mazing. They feature a signature drink of an alcohol-infused popsicle in a glass of Prosecco. It was delicious (and yes, probably the most expensive drink I've ever gotten - but worth it). After the fancy dranks, I went to the theatre next door and saw Gone Girl (which is SO GOOD). I also had an awesome celebrity sighting: I witnessed the cuteness that is John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. They got popcorn and nachos. ADORABLE.

Definitely felt like a fall weekend. Complete with tea and fall coat.

Throw it back:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

EVENT | Techweek Part 2

Part two of my Techweek NYC experience involved some amazing speakers and a cool tech fashion show. I heard from media big shots Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), Saraya Darabi (Zady) and David Arabov (Elite Daily), just to name a few. I definitely got inspired by being surrounded by such passionate and driven individuals.

BuzzFeed, RRE, and the Future of Media
L-R: Will Porteous (RRE Ventures) & Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed)
Future of Digital Media
L-R: John Hall (Influence & Co), Kiki Von Glinow (The Huffington Post), Jonathan Ellis (Mashable)
FashionTECH Panel: Beauty and Style in the Digital Age
L-R: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani (HuffPost Live), Shauna Mei (AHAlife), Gihan Amarasiriwardena (Ministry of Supply), Clay Bethune (9th & Elm)
Developing a Community-Driven Brand That Consumers Join, Not Just Buy
Left: Soraya Darabi (Zady)
I was honestly SO inspired after hearing Soraya Darabi talk about her journey toward creating Zady. Maybe it's because she also has a background as a journalist, but everything she said during her session seemed to hit home for me. She talked about the importance of time, authenticity and natural curiosity. "Think like a journalist, act like a marketer."

From a Disruptive Vision to Inc. 500 in 3 Years or Less: How To Disrupt a Multi-Million Dollar Industry
Morgan Hermand (Adore Me)
FashionTECH Runway Show, styled by Urban Darling

Until next year! Get updates at

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28
Photos by Christina Dun | Please contact for use

Sunday, October 5, 2014

EVENT | Techweek Part 1

Image via Facebook
I was super excited to get to cover Techweek for a second year in NYC (check out last year's HERE, HERE & HERE)! The week kicked off on Monday, September 29th with a party at the Brewster HQ.

It continued throughout the week with various events, conferences, panels and demonstrations. I mainly checked out the Techweek hub at 82 Mercer on Thursday and Friday for the conference.

Thursday was the LAUNCH startup competition, where more than 40 startups competed for $50k in cash and prizes. I wandered around and met some of the talented and passionate people competing and pitching. In the end, the New York-based startup Shodogg came out on top.

 Generate App, founded by Malcolm Levy (who also happens to be a fellow Vancouverite!)

Notey, one of the five finalists!

The Clean Cube also made it to the finals

Panel - "Women Leaders: From Issues To Opportunities"
Part 2 coming up!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28
Photos by Christina Dun | Please contact for use